Olive Yellow (RAL)

HEX #9D8F65 / RGB (157, 143, 101)

What is Olive Yellow (RAL) Color?

Olive Yellow (RAL) (Hex code: 9D8F65) Thumbnail

Olive Yellow (RAL) color hex code is #9D8F65 and RGB (157, 143, 101). As per HSB/HSV model, the color has a hue of 45°, saturation of 36% and a brightness of 62%. The CMYK values of Olive Yellow (RAL) are C:0 M:9 Y:36 K:38.

Olive yellow is from the RAL Classic list, a matching system popular in many European countries including Germany, France and Italy. It is included as 1020 in the list. RAL colors cannot be used in HTML and CSS code by name and can only be applied to web pages with their hexadecimal, RGB or HSL values.
Please note that the CMYK values displayed on this page are only approximations as they have been calculated from the hex code.

Please note: RAL colors displayed on the screen are close approximates to the actual color because of the variations in brightness and contrast. The same hold true for these colors printed out on standard printers where the variations in the quality of paper, ink and the device may produce different results.

Olive Yellow (RAL) Color Codes

Hex Code#9D8F65
RGB Values(157, 143, 101)
CMYK Values(0%, 9%, 36%, 38%)
HSV/HSB Values(45°, 36%, 62%)
Closest Web Safe#999966
Inverse Color#62709A [Dark Blue-Gray]
Closest Pantone®451 C
Complementary Color#65739D [Dark Blue-Gray]
Olive Yellow (RAL) Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#868686
Weighted Average (Most Common)#8F8F8F
Weighted Average (Luma)#8F8F8F
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#BFBFBF

Olive Yellow (RAL) Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 9D8F65. Complementary color is 65739D

Complementary Palette

The complement of Olive Yellow (RAL) is Dark Blue-Gray with the hex code #65739D. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #9D8F65 color is offered by #65739D. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

Analogous color palette with (9D8F65, 8F9D65 and 9D7365)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Olive Yellow (RAL) (#9D8F65) are Moss Green (#8F9D65) and Blast-Off Bronze (#9D7365). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Olive Yellow (RAL) with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

Split Complementary color palette with (9D8F65, 658F9D and 73659D)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Olive Yellow (RAL) (#9D8F65) are #658F9D (Desaturated Cyan) and #73659D (Dark Blue-Gray). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

Triadic color palette with (9D8F65, 659D8F and 8F659D)

Triadic Palette

Olive Yellow (RAL) triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #659D8F (Desaturated Cyan) and #8F659D (French Lilac) along with #9D8F65 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (9D8F65, 659D8F, 65739D and 9D6573)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Olive Yellow (RAL) has four colors - #659D8F (Desaturated Cyan), #65739D (Dark Blue-Gray) and #9D6573 (Rose Dust) in addition to the base color (#9D8F65). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

Square color palette with (9D8F65, 659D73, 65739D and 9D658F)

Square Palette

Olive Yellow (RAL) square color palette has #659D73 (Oxley), #65739D (Dark Blue-Gray) and #9D658F (Antique Fuchsia). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

Rainbow color

Olive Yellow (RAL) Color Rainbow Palette

Our Olive Yellow (RAL) rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Olive Yellow (RAL) Color


  • Transparent B1A584#B1A584
  • Transparent BAB193#BAB193
  • Transparent C4BCA3#C4BCA3
  • Transparent CEC7B2#CEC7B2
  • Transparent D8D2C1#D8D2C1
  • Transparent E2DDD1#E2DDD1
  • Transparent EBE9E0#EBE9E0
  • Transparent F5F4F0#F5F4F0


  • Transparent 978C6A#978C6A
  • Transparent 948B6D#948B6D
  • Transparent 918970#918970
  • Transparent 8F8873#8F8873
  • Transparent 8C8675#8C8675
  • Transparent 898578#898578
  • Transparent 86837B#86837B
  • Transparent 83827D#83827D


  • Transparent 7E7251#7E7251
  • Transparent 6E6447#6E6447
  • Transparent 5E563D#5E563D
  • Transparent 4F4833#4F4833
  • Transparent 3F3928#3F3928
  • Transparent 2F2B1E#2F2B1E
  • Transparent 1F1D14#1F1D14
  • Transparent 100E0A#100E0A

Olive Yellow (RAL) Color Patterns

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    Olive Yellow (RAL) Gingham Checks

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    Olive Yellow (RAL) Vertical Stripes Pattern

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    Olive Yellow (RAL) Polka Dots Pattern

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    Olive Yellow (RAL) Honeycomb Pattern

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    Olive Yellow (RAL) Leaves Pattern

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    Olive Yellow (RAL) Houndstooth Pattern

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    Olive Yellow (RAL) Trellis Pattern

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    Olive Yellow (RAL) Plaid Pattern